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The Best Nail and Hair Salons To Get Prepped For CNY

Make your appointments at these salons that don't charge a festive premium.
Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez
Partnering with luxury hotels all over the world, Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio is the brainchild of Bastien Gonzalez, an internationally renowned French podiatrist who attends to the hands and feet of top celebrities and athletes. Going beyond the regular nail services that you’re familiar with, the manicures and pedicures here use unusual tools like a dentist’s drill and scalpel to gently eliminate dry cuticles and calluses. Plus, you can enjoy the specially devised massage techniques, which not only alleviates water retention and improve circulation, but also enhance joint mobility. It’s only available in Singapore at The St. Regis Singapore, with prices starting from $195. Trimmings Salon & Spa
Situated atop Dempsey Hill, Trimmings is a fabulous salon for those looking to luxuriate. From express manicures ($20 ) to medical pedicures ($60) and a classic file and polish ($15), you can expect tip top service at reasonable rates. Bonus: they provide hair services too. The Nail Social
Where else can you get your nails done and support a good cause? At The Nail Social, you’re not just treating yourself as the salon provides training and employment to marginalised women from Singapore, helping them become financially secure. Moreover, only organic, fair-trade and cruelty-free products are used so you can be sure that everything is for a good cause. Prices start from $35 for manicures and $45 for pedicures. Manicurious 
One of Singapore’s most well-known spots for creative nail art, it also features quirky interiors that make for great Instagram content. Whether you’re getting an express manicure ($18) or indulging in an afternoon of spa mani and pedi, this cozy spot is perfect for some quiet me-time or bonding with your girlfriends. Branche 
Established in Nagoya in 1990, Branche is touted as one of the best Japanese salon chains to open in Singapore.. And to ensure their gold standard services, they’ve sent their best nail artist, Safori, to anchor their flagship salon at Capitol Piazza. It’s definitely worth visiting if you’re tired of run-of-the-mill nail art designs. Prices start from $80 for classic manicures and $90 for classic pedicures. Kalm Salon 
Experience exclusive and customised hair services by Japanese artistic director (also a Vidal Sassoon Academy alumnus), Tomoaki Ishikura at Kalm Salon. Specialising in Asian hair, his expert skills took him to Melbourne, New York, Montreal and now, Singapore. Prices start from $100 for a cut. COVO
With locations at Keong Saik Road and East Coast Road, COVO is the go-to hair salon for many discerning Singaporeans. With an extensive menu of hair services that range from haircuts, digital perms to rebonding, the team hails from Japan and is made up of experienced stylists who are well-versed with the latest trends and technology from Japan. Prices start from $78 for a cut. Toni & Guy
No stranger to the international hairstyling scene, Toni & Guy is a well-established salon brand with over 400 salons worldwide. From haircuts, colouring services or retexturising services like perms or rebonding, you can trust your Toni & Guy stylist to recommend a style that flatters your face shape, skin tone as well as personal preferences so you emerge looking and feeling fabulous. Plus, the salons are well stocked with professional grade products from L’Oreal Professionnel, Redken and Kérastase. Prices start from $86 for cut and finishing. Michaela
Expect to be greeted by polite staff and leave with revitalised tresses that feel lighter and bouncier at Japanese salon, Michaela. From the impeccable service to the personalised consultation with your stylist, you’ll feel like royalty from the moment you enter. Trust us, you’ll be back. Prices start from $90 for a cut. Picasso Hair Studio
Experience art as you get your mane tamed to perfection at Picasso Hair Studio. Decked out like an artist’s studio, each styling station is decorated like an easel and there are paintings throughout the salon for a truly immersive experience. After all, the stylists who cut, colour and perm your tresses are creating their very own works of art with each customer that comes through. Prices start from $48 for a haircut. Kim Robinson
Led by celebrity hairstylist, Kim Robinson, his namesake salon in Singapore epitomises chic and luxury hair care. From plush interiors to extremely polite staff and fabulous hair spa treatments to choose from, it’s definitely worth paying a visit (and splurge). Prices start from $138 for a cut.